Sometimes giving up your entire life’s information, endangering your kids, your credit, and your future has its perks!
Equifax, the behemoth credit agency responsible for denying you that bank loan for the Harley you wanted, settled a lawsuit recently for a data breach that affected millions of Americans.
Long story short, Equifax has to pay each person affected. Though it could be less, you could receive around $125 for doing nothing! The amount goes down the more people file claims. If 1 million people ask for the money, they’ll be eligible for just $31 each. If every single one of the 147 million affected people sign up, you’ll be looking at a sweet 21 cents!
On second thought, maybe you should opt for the free credit monitoring.
That amount could be up to $20,000, though, if you can prove that you were financially impacted by the breach in a tangible way.
To see if you are eligible (and you probably are, since it affected pretty much everyone), go here: https://eligibility.equifaxbreachsettlement.com/en/eligibility
If you are, then just file a claim. Make sure you elect for the payment and not the free credit monitoring they are offering instead. File a claim here: https://www.equifaxbreachsettlement.com/
Get that money!